After introducing the GS250, it appears that Lexus also wants a more affordable hybrid version of its sedan in order to boost sales. MSN Cars reports that a new hybrid GS model is on its way and it will join the range alongside the existing GS450h.
These words came from President and Managing Director of Toyota Lexus GB, Jon Williams, who confirmed the new model during a press conference during the European launch of the new GS.
As expected, Williams didn’t give any details regarding the new car. If the GS450h is powered by 3.5-liter the new hybrid model is expected to get an even smaller engine than the 2.5-liter V6 found on the GS250.
The price will also be significantly lower than the one asked for the GS450h. The new vehicle could receive the GS300h badge and could be unveiled as early as the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which will take place in September. When asked about a diesel-powered GS, Williams told the press that there are no plans for the moment!
Lexus launched the latest GS at the elite 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance at the Golden State. The vehicle will be available in the UK in 2012.
The latest Lexus GS provides a much more engaging ride, a more muscular design, and a bigger modern interior, turning over a new season in the history of the brand.
Beginning with the daring spindle grille - marked to be an iconic feature of soon-to-be-manufactured Lexus models - the latest GS expresses an aura of confidence. This is backed by a reimagined chassis with a broad, strong built that signifies that the new Lexus GS is made to inspire and award driver participation with sharp and accurate handling.
Lexus engineers pushed themselves to make a bigger interior space for the latest Lexus GS. Even if the exterior specifications were not changed at all, they were able to increase the cabin and boot space to make a finely built interior that will give passengers comfort and carry their luggage well despite a long drive.
The latest Lexus GS will be released at the beginning of 2012, together with the F-Sport and hybrid versions. The UK sector will have the GS 450h full hybrid and GS 250 petrol engined derivatives.
A New Personality, An Invitation To Drive
Styling the latest Lexus GS to be agile and strong at the same time was a primary focus of the engineering team. Their core objective was to bring a more engaging ride to drivers. To reach this goal, they made a new aerodynamic exterior, a broader stance and a more solid structure, a transmission with faster changes and distinct engine sound and exhaust vibe.